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One weekend in Napa & Sanfran -- Asian dinner suggestion and winery help needed


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One weekend in Napa & Sanfran -- Asian dinner suggestion and winery help needed

edowd001 | Apr 28, 2010 11:58 AM

Two Miamians coming to San Francisco & Napa for a first-time extended weekend. I’m looking for some help picking a reasonably priced ($25 pp w/tip without booze), casual Asian dinner that stand out in San Francisco. We don’t have a lot of Korean, Vietnamese, or Japanese options here in MIA, so I’m leaning that way, but I’ll take anything that’s ‘excellent’ for the price point. We will not have a car, and we’re based near downtown. I think some good arbitrary borders are Central Richmond on the west, and the Mission on the south.

I’m also having a hard time wading through the Napa wineries to select an additional tasting stop. The criteria falls somewhere along: value, atmosphere/aesthetics, and quality (roughly in that order). We’re slated for a stop at Frog’s Leap already, and I’d like to go not much more north than that, as we’ll be cutting over to Santa Rosa afterwards. I’d really appreciate a scenic driving route from Yountville to Santa Rosa if you've got one. We're bringing the GPS.

Please suggest cuts/tweaks/additions. My BF and I like value, quality and variety, and we’re not big spenders, but like the occasional splurge.

Here’s the plan:
Thursday Night:
Napa tasting rooms (6pm Napa arrival)
Ubuntu (9pm dinner reservation)

Napa hotel breakfast
Oxbox market (Hog’s Island &lunch provisions)
Wine tastings (Frog’s Leap & unknown, suggestions?)
Russian River Brewery, Santa Rosa (happy hour & snacks)
Muir Woods (early evening stop, it seems like the crowds might be thinner then -- thoughts?)
San Francisco Asian dinner – suggestions? (Thinking of Han IL Kwan for Banchan, PPQ for Pho or Izakaya Sozai for Ramen)
Rye for cocktails

Ferry Market Breakfast (whatever looks good + blue bottle affogato)
Bike rental & touring (Japanese Gardens, G.G. Bridge, Coit Tower, Mission)
Farolito Taqueria & Humphry Slocombe for lunch/dessert
Regroup @ hotel downtown
Coi Lounge (6pm snack)
Toronado Bar (we’re after a great beer selection)
Rosamunde Sausage Grill (later dinner)

Tartine for breakfast rolls
Zuni for lunch (and probably Bi-Rite Creamery for dessert, what the hell – it’s vacation)
more sightseeing
Pizzeria Delfina for dinner

Ubuntu Restaurant & Yoga Studio
1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94558

Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Farolito Taqueria
2779 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Pizzeria Delfina
2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Rosamunde Sausage Grill
2832 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Izakaya Sozai
1500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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